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I haven't been much interested in alloy frame 1911's although there are a couple older model alloy Kimbers somewhere in the safe. The LGS has a DW EPC that I got to handle a couple days ago. First one I had ever seen and I was impressed. I must say it was a nice, compact well balanced little fellow. Kind of renewed my interested in alloy frames. This one was 9mm. Not sure if I pulled the trigger one whether it would be .45 or 9. Think I would lean slightly towards a .45. He also had a used DW Guardian I fondled. Guardian is nice quality as all DW's but didn't seem quite as uh ? "refined" as the EPC. Too many nice guns too choose from these days.
 

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Aren’t they all alloy frames?
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Technically, I guess you would be correct. I equate aluminum to alloy frames. If you look at DW's catalog their frame models are listed as "alloy" or "steel" or "stainless".
 

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Nothing wrong with alloy frame guns, with ramped barrels.
I had a preemo/tricked out Colt (LW) Commander that
John Nowlin Sr. put his "Carry Comp"/ramped barrel in (yes, Wilson "borrowed" the idea according to John).
Prior to send to John the frame ramp had been chewed up by JHP's (200 gr. "Flying Ashtray" as I recall) and had become an expensive single shot.
It was a great carry gun that went adios in a divorce.

I now have Commander and 5" DW "Vigils" in 9mm.
They have good parts and are above average in fitment; barrel, slide to frame/etc.
They were purchased as; "shoot a little,carry guns", not for their refinement or to be "range guns". I have a lot of others in that category for those roles.
 

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Haha I knew what ya meant ,I’m just being a metallurgy nerd.
Carbon steel, stainless, and 7075 aluminum are all alloys.

Technically, I guess you would be correct. I equate aluminum to alloy frames. If you look at DW's catalog their frame models are listed as "alloy" or "steel" or "stainless".
 
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